After the Income Tax authorities unearthed Rs 42 crore from a residence linked to a former corporator in Bengaluru, BJP national president JP Nadda on October 16 said that corruption is in the DNA of Congress, adding that Congress and corruption are two sides of the same coin.
In a post on X (Former Twitter), JP Nadda said, “The Congress Party has mastered the art of making promises and now this party has gone a step ahead and has started giving guarantees in return for promises. It has recently been revealed that cash worth more than Rs 100 crore has been found in the houses of some contractors in Karnataka, which is extremely shameful and a disgusting joke on the voters.”
कांग्रेस पार्टी को वादे करने की कला में महारत हासिल है और अब यह पार्टी एक कदम आगे बढ़कर वादों के बदले में गारंटी देने लगी है।
कर्नाटक में कतिपय ठेकेदारों के घरों से हाल ही में 100 करोड़ से अधिक की नकदी मिलने का खुलासा हुआ है जो बेहद शर्मनाक व मतदाता के साथ घिनौना मजाक है।… pic.twitter.com/0IpZCxnibL
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) October 16, 2023
Adding that this is just a small sample of the corrupt DNA of Congress, JP Nadda said, “These same Congress-backed contractors were active in serving lies against the BJP during the Karnataka Assembly elections. It is the misfortune of Karnataka that the Congress Government has made it an ATM for money laundering, corruption and raising money for the upcoming elections.”
Pointing out that Congress can give is always a guarantee of corruption, JP Nadda said that Congress and corruption are two sides of the same coin.
“The Congress Governments have made Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan into ATMs of corruption and want to loot the people’s hard-earned money by making Telangana and Madhya Pradesh similar ATMs. Therefore, Congress is dreaming of coming to power in Madhya Pradesh and Telangana so that it can loot the money for the welfare of the poor and the development of the State. Congress can only give a “guarantee” of loot,” he said.
Three days after Income-tax (I-T) officials seized cash worth Rs 42 crore from the premises belonging to a contractor in Karnataka’s Bengaluru, BJP leader CT Ravi on October 15 alleged that the recovered money was part of Congress’ illegal fund collection, meant for upcoming polls. The BJP leader further demanded a CBI enquiry into the matter and said that the truth will prevail after a proper investigation.
“We had earlier alleged that the State (Karnataka) would be an ATM for the Congress Government. That has turned out to be true. The truth will come out after enquiry. We are demanding a CBI inquiry,” he said.
Income Tax department officials last week, on October 12, seized a cash stash worth Rs 42 crore from the premises belonging to a contractor, R Ambikapathy, in Bengaluru city.
The raids sparked off a heated debate, with BJP alleging on October 13 that the money was part of Congress’s illegal fund, meant for campaigning in assembly polls in Telangana and four other States to be held in November.
(with inputs from ANI)